|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Warwick Place, Willes Road|
|Distance:||1.9 miles (3.1 km)|
|Meets:||A445, A452, B4087, A425|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4099 is described in the 1922 Road Lists as Leamington Loop. The route is unchanged since then.
It starts at a set of traffic lights on the A445 just to the east of its bridge over the River Avon. It heads east along Warwick New Road and soon goes under the Coventry to Leamington railway line. At the next roundabout Warwick New Road carries on straight ahead but the B4099 turns left onto Warwick Place. Interestingly, westbound traffic on the unclassified road has priority over traffic already on the roundabout.
Leamington Spa is known for its fine Georgian architecture but Warwick Place could be anywhere in England. However, the A452 is soon met at traffic lights and Warwick Street, on the far side, is more typical of Leamington. Soon the B4087 (formerly A452) Parade is crossed at traffic lights, unusually with turns not permitted. The B4099 bends to the right and crosses the Holly Walk before running between a public park and a nature reserve. The River Leam is then crossed and the green area continues for a short distance on the far side of the bridge.
When the houses return they appear to be suburban villas, somewhat different from the terraces on the other bank of the Leam. The B4099 has a short dual-carriageway section, apparently purely to prohibit turning into one side street. A short distance further on the B4099 ends at a T-junction on the A425.